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San Antonio
Reviewed 5 March 2015

PB just keeps getting better. Our six-day visit began when we were picked up at the Mactan airport in Cebu by a PB representative in a late model jaguar. We were driven directly to our room where staff and the duty manager greeted us with a shell leis, cool wash cloths, tropical punch drinks and pastries. Within minutes we'd unpacked,...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear anneharper1951, It is always a pleasure to have you here at Plantation Bay! Thank you for taking the time to share your observations about our recent improvements. We're happy that you appreciated our efforts at upgrading our facilities to better serve our guests. All our staff were delighted to contribute to making your stay as comfortable as possible. We...

Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Visited Cebu during holy week 2014 and stayed at Movenpick resort. We had a wonderful time at Plantation even though we just visited the place for the day. We had lunch at their Kilimanjaro Kafe which is surrounded by a big swimming pool. The food is good enough although my boyfriend noticed how they now only serve one bacon strip...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear PaulaMaravilla, We are pleased to learn that you have only fond memories of Plantation Bay. Thank you for sharing your dining experience at our Fiji Restaurant. It is nice to know that you not only liked its ambience, you loved its food as well. When you come back next time, try our homemade ice cream too! Sincerely, Nenette G....

Tamuning, Mariana Islands
Reviewed 4 March 2015

The hotel was a little dated but nice overall. Staff were friendly and helpful. Restaurants on the property were good although I did only eat at two of them. It does have a rustic feel to it. The property is large and golf cart type shuttles are available to pick you up or drop you off. There is a gun...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Cable_Guy671, Thank you for your review. We're happy to know that during your 4-night stay, you got to try 2 of our 4 restaurants and our Firing Range, even if you were occupied with business matters. We are always adding something new to Plantation Bay and we now offer complimentary scheduled transfers to and from Cebu City malls (SM...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We have stayed 4 nights at the end of February in two bed room suites. Hotel is beautiful with excellent services. Staffs are friendly and efficient even there is "no tip" system. Two bed room suites was very nice and specious, colonial style buildings with big lagoons were in nature and peace. We could have a wonderful day trip by...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear petitdej, We frequently welcome guests from Hong Kong, and like you, all of them appreciate our family-friendly atmosphere, friendly and efficient service, and No-Tipping Policy. Thank you for the kind words about our rooms and for specifically mentioning that you found just about everything at Plantation Bay excellent, but reasonably-priced. Looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Nenette G....

Geoje, South Korea
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Just returned from a lovely 5 days retreat in Plantation Bay. We were 4 adults and 2 kids (2 and 4 years old). The resort is beautifully set within lovely lagoons and lush green gardens. The accommodation buildings are hiding among the greenery and are so cleverly situated within the resort that every room has a fantastic view. We opted...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Inna K, Many of our guests are young families like yourselves who appreciate our efforts at providing them with a safe resort where children can enjoy child-friendly facilities and activities, while the parents are free to enjoy each other's company. The suite in which you stayed is especially designed to cater to families who want a spacious two-bedroom accommodation....

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 1 March 2015

The resort is nicely done up with several lagoons (salt water) and regular swimming pools. The lagoons are artificial and not really deep enough to swim in properly. Swimming pools are child friendly with several life guards on duty who take their job seriously. There is not much beach to speak of. Rooms are fine, but nothing special. Staff are...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jorgengu, We are glad that you appreciated Plantation Bay's layout and found the resort child-friendly. Families are among our most appreciative guests, and we regret to hear that you felt the resort was "nothing out of the ordinary." If you can be more specific about where we can improve, please write to me at gm@plantationbay.com. Even if you don't...

Reviewed 1 March 2015

Atmosphere: Excellent The place is still very lovely and well maintained. I always feel so relaxed every time I visit. It's really great to wake up to a huge lagoon, I can never risist going for a morning swim! Activities: Plenty Other than swimming in the lagoon, there always seems to be more things to do than time to do...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Zykie, Thank you for the kind words about our ambience, activities, and food. We are always sad when a guest leaves dissatisfied. It was unfortunate that during your correspondence, our staff mistyped 5:40 instead of 4:50 as the time when you have to be in the lobby for your trip to Oslob. Upon investigation, we found out that the...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 28 February 2015

This place is a charm, a haven a place to just escape reality. Service from the moment you arrive is second to none. Rooms are great, activities are bountiful, breakfast is probably the best anywhere in all the Philippines and I can't wait to go back. The negatives? Not being allowed to tip or to show your appreciation for fantastic...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear MrMBerman, Thank you for the enthusiastic comments about Plantation Bay's relaxing atmosphere, excellent service, great rooms, various activities, and breakfast. Please don't feel bad that you cannot tip our staff for their excellent service. Employees of the resort enjoy good salaries and benefits. Equally important, all staff members are treated with dignity and respect as part of the Plantation...

New Ulm, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Our family (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed at Plantation Bay for 10 nights during Chinese New Year, and I have to say that overall, this is not only an outstanding family resort, but an excellent value for the money. I'll start with the GOOD: 1. Before we even arrived, we had booked two separate reservations because the resort was not...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear TStone102474, When a guest stays 10 nights with us and submits a positive review like yours, we really appreciate it! Clearly, you and your family took the time and effort to explore the resort thoroughly, and discover for yourself what makes Plantation Bay one of the world's most distinctive resorts. Considering how well-traveled your family is, we consider it...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Overall, a wonderful resort... I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. Wonderful breakfast buffet, and nice dishes served at other times. Reasonable prices for room service, and in the restaurants. The room was perfectly clean and everything worked, including the free wifi. There were some sound insulation issues between the rooms, like you could hear doors shutting...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear pattayainsider, We are happy to note that a well-traveled guest like you found Plantation Bay a wonderful resort with good food, fast Wi-Fi, and polite and friendly staff. As an environment-friendly resort, we do not provide a printout of our daily activities, but have placed a signage at the writing desk about our electronic directory, which allows us to...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover a resort in a class of its own. Set in 11 hectares of secluded grounds yet only one hour (when traffic is bad) from Cebu City, Plantation Bay offers one of the largest privately-owned waterways in the world, with the clean elegance of colonial-plantation architecture. Decompress from life’s pressures in the healing tranquility of an environment that truly feels “away from it all.” If you have ever spent time at a tropical plantation, you know what we mean. If not, come and discover a refreshingly different Flavor of Life. Whether you’re traveling for a family vacation or romantic getaway, for business or pleasure, this is far and away your best choice in the Philippines. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Plantation Bay Resort And Spa

Address: | Marigondon, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Price Range: €175 - €229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Plantation Bay Resort And Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 256
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Also Known As:
Plantation Bay Resort And Hotel Lapu Lapu
Plantation Bay Hotel
Plantation Bay Resort And Spa Cebu Island/Mactan Island - Lapu Lapu
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Spa Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Family Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#5 Business Hotel in Lapu Lapu
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“very secured resort”
Alboardi, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Any room on the ground floor that's close to their lagoons.”
CSWGY, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“For couple booked the water's edge room; for spa enthusiast booked their Spa Indulgence Room”
CJA2008, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose the Nile Room at the ground floor, with Lagoon Access. It's perfect.”
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regalo266, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lagoon-side or pool-side. Ground floor for convenience.”
id90traveller, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
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